National Philoptochos Society
To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions." Click here to read more...
President Logus Presents Her Vision for Philoptochos
To access her speech and radio interview, click here.
Philoptochos Society Recognizes World Hunger Day
with FEEDING THE HUNGRY Initiative
On May 27, in recognition of WORLD HUNGER DAY (MAY 28), the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society will mark the occasion at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Manhattan, by assembling 12,000 meals in partnership with the Feeding Children Everywhere.
To donate to this effort, please click here and then on the DONATE button.
Click here to hear National Philoptochos FEEDING THE HUNGRY Chair, Georgia Vlitas, interviewed by Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos, on Orthodox Christian Network (OCN).
National Philoptochos Ministry Committents
The National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments are the heart and soul of Philoptochos. All chapters are urged to continue their generous support for these vital national ministries.The Commitments for May/June are as follows:
Orthodox Christian Fellowship Fund (OCF)
The mission of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), the official campus ministry program under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States, is to keep Orthodox students connected to Christ and His Church during their college years. Philoptochos continues to be a proud partner with OCF, striving to support fellowship on college campuses whose members experience and witness the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others and study of the Faith. Our youth are the church leaders of tomorrow, so it is imperative that we keep them connected to our faith.
In 2014, National Philoptochos provided OCF with $20,000, which was used to underwrite the Summer Leadership Institute. Thanks to the generous support of Philoptochos chapters through their National OCF commitment, OCF’s Summer Leadership Institute was able to successfully train and prepare 14 Student Leadership Board members for a year of service and leadership as OCF’s top student leaders. The Leadership Institute remains completely free to all students attending. This year’s Summer Leadership Institute will be held August 11-15, 2015.
The OCF fund was started in 2009, and since then Philoptochos has distributed $132,200.
To find out more about these programs please visit www.ocf.net.
75th Anniversary Founders Fund
The 75th Anniversary Founders Fund was created in 2006 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of Philoptochos and the lasting contributions and memory of its founding members. This discretionary ministry commitment provides financial support to older adults and their families, as well as long-term care facilities serving aging Greek Orthodox individuals throughout the United States.
In 2014, Philoptochos chapters throughout the country contributed $32,307 to the 75th Anniversary Founders Fund. From these monies, National Philoptochos donated $20,000 to the following organizations:
$10,000 was given to St. Michael’s Home in Yonkers, New York for general operations to provide quality care to its residents.
$10,000 was given to Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton, Massachusetts to the Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Unit.
In addition, $12,307 was given for assistance to individuals.
The 75th Anniversary Founders fund started collecting donations in 2007, with $234,855 distributed to date.
Fifteenth Children's Medical Fund Luncheon
in Boston on October 31, 2015
The Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon was established in 1989 and is hosted on a biennial basis rotating between the Direct Archdiocesan District and the eight Metropolises of the Archdiocese. Since its inception, the National Philoptochos has raised over $2.7 million for the Children’s Medical Fund. Click here to read more...
- 2013 Children's Medical Fund Recipients
- Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Grants 2002-2013
- 2015 Children's Medical Fund Grant Application Letter
- 2015 Children's Medical Fund Grant Application Form